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Crime report for May 24
Russian billionaire Vekselberg met with Trump lawyer Cohen before the inauguration
No joke: This city in Canada just got more than a foot of snow - in May
Armed bystander fatally shoots gunman who opened fire in Oklahoma City restaurant
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors
BASEBALL: Grimm selected to Minnesota All-Star Series
SOFTBALL: Jacks hold off Alexandria in 8-3A tournament
BASEBALL: Blackduck opens playoffs with 13-3 victory
Melverna nee Lindquist Watkins
Cindy Marie Swedberg
John David Langston
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Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Are you in need of some old jokes?
Commentary: Safety spout fuels colorful encounter in the boonies
What do all the pine cones mean on transplanted spruce?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
High heels can have health effects far beyond the feet
Barack and Michelle Obama are becoming television and film producers for Netflix
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding attracted more American viewers than Prince William's
Around the Arts, May 20
Wyoming may legalize trophy hunting of grizzly bears for the first time in 40 years
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The surprises and wonder of the outdoors
PAUL NELSON FISHING: As waters warm up, so should the bite
Expensive fishing electronics require proper touch
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Why you're getting flooded with privacy notifications in your email
Commentary: Some gave all: A visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
More than just business: Wells receives Lifetime Achievement Award for helping others
Andersen Corp. creating 40 new jobs with window factory expansion
New Twin Metals plan moves processing plant site: Company provides update in advance of submitting project to regulators
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Barb & Rick
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Safe family holiday can include safe grilling
Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Defending the Second Amendment in its entirety
Commentary: You say hello, I say goodbye
Commentary: Kindness is the real showstopper at the circus
June 7, 2015
Red Lake man injured in rollover in Polk County
BEMIDJI -- A 47-year-old Red Lake man was injured in a rollover Saturday night in Polk County. Shawn Lussier was westbound on state Highway 92 at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix he was driving crossed into the oncoming lane and into the south ditch and...
June 7, 2015 - 12:35pm
May 5, 2015
Search on for man who suspected of taking DNR pickup, trailer, 4-wheeler near Mentor
MENTOR, Minn. -- Officers in Polk County are searching for a suspect in the theft late last week of a pickup, flatbed trailer and Polaris Ranger reported stolen late last week from a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources office near Mentor, Minn. The Polk County Sheriff’s...
May 5, 2015 - 7:10pm
March 31, 2015
Man found dead on golf course likely died of hypothermia
Preliminary autopsy results released Tuesday indicate a man found dead Monday near Fertile, Minn., appears to have died of hypothermia. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Andrew Jon Springer, was found at the Sandhill River Golf Course south of Fertile at about 4 p.m. Monday...
March 31, 2015 - 1:29pm
March 11, 2015
Crookston bust nets "substantial" amount of meth, police say
CROOKSTON -- Drug investigators arrested a Crookston man Tuesday night after finding a "substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine," according to the Crookston Police Department. Agents with the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force, which operates in northwest Minnesota, were carrying...
March 11, 2015 - 1:54pm
Crookston nursing home nurse fired after found stealing pain medication from residents
CROOKSTON - A Crookston nurse's license was suspended after administrators at the Villa St.
December 11, 2014 - 9:37am
August 16, 2014
East Grand Forks gas station managers charged with embezzling nearly $200,000
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- Two gas station managers were charged this week in state district court in Crookston with theft by swindling after allegedly embezzling nearly $200,000 from Northdale Oil in East Grand Forks over several years.
August 16, 2014 - 4:08pm
August 12, 2014
E. coli outbreak linked to animals at Minnesota fairs, including in Polk County
ST. PAUL -- A traveling Minnesota petting zoo has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections in several counties. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, cases of E. coli have been found among 13 people, seven of whom have been hospitalized. The department...
August 12, 2014 - 7:55pm
July 18, 2014
Missing Crookston man found after five-hour search
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A missing and reportedly suicidal man was found Thursday night after emergency responders searched for about five hours, including a helicopter and river search. The 30-year-old Crookston man went missing about 2 p.m., said Crookston Police Chief Paul...
July 18, 2014 - 10:16am
July 12, 2014
One injured in Polk County rollover
POLK COUNTY, MINN. — A Fertile, Minn., man was seriously injured in a rollover here Saturday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Ryan R. Broden, 35, was injured when the 2009 Chevy Impala he was driving rolled at Highway 32 and County Road 41 around 5:15 a.m., the...
July 12, 2014 - 3:23pm
May 7, 2014
Minnesota trio faces meth charges in Polk County
GRAND FORKS, N.D.
May 7, 2014 - 8:25am
March 18, 2014
3 horses killed when hit by car in Polk County
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- Three horses were killed early Monday when they were struck by a vehicle in rural East Grand Forks. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Danny Johnson, 30, of Red Lake Falls, was eastbound in a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Polk...
March 18, 2014 - 9:10am
March 5, 2014
Fargo woman killed in Polk County crash
MENTOR, Minn. -- A Fargo woman died and an East Grand Forks man was injured Tuesday morning in a crash west of Mentor, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Karen Wainscott, 59, died after her Chevy Equinox collided with a Volvo tractor driven by Tyler Messelt, 31. He was...
March 5, 2014 - 9:04am
December 2, 2013
Fire heavily damages downtown Fosston businesses, apartments
A late-night fire Sunday heavily damaged a building that houses Fosston Chiropractic Clinic and three residential apartments on North Johnson Avenue in Fosston, Minn. The fire alarm sounded at about 10:35 p.m. Sunday, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. When...
December 2, 2013 - 9:19am
August 26, 2013
Man arrested after pursuit between Erskine and McIntosh
A McIntosh, Minn., man was arrested Saturday after a two-mile police chase through Polk County. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the 36-year-old man who has not been identified, was treated at Essentia Hospital in Fosston, Minn., and then taken into custody and placed in the...
August 26, 2013 - 11:38am
August 22, 2013
Winger woman named 60th Princess Kay
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 20-year-old college student from northwestern Minnesota has been crowned the 60th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
August 22, 2013 - 9:42am